Sunday 6 July 2014
2014 Creemore Vertical Challenge
The 2014 Creemore Vertical Challenge wasn't an "official team race" when we set our race schedule for 2014- somebody must have forgot to tell that to some of our top trail-running enthusiasts! H+P had a very solid contingent with a few break-through performances. Here's how we did (CLICK for full results):
Steve Park, one of H+P's best ultra-runners, was our only athlete in the 50K (a short race by his standards). He managed a very solid 6th place OA, finishing just seconds over 5 hours.
Our women's team had an extremely positive and successful experience in the 25K. With only 5 women competing, we still almost managed a complete sweep of the OA podium!
Jessica came in 1st OA with a very solid time of 2:20:16. Right behind her was Vicki from H+P with 2nd
place OA with a time of 2:20:56. Then, with a HUGE breakthrough performance, Helen Broom came in with an excellent 4th place OA, just a few minutes off the OA podium. Finally Liz and Sue had awesome performances, both coming in with very solid times, but more importantly, hilarious names (see the results page). Great work gals!
Our men's team also had a great experience in the 25K. We had 4 guys ripping up the trail, 3 of which placed in the top 6 OA!
RunnerRob, who attacked and lead the race from early on, had a very strong showing. He battled hard, and finished with a time of 1:47, good enough for 2nd OA. ENDURDave put his strong trail experience to work as he broke 2 hours quite easily, placed 4th OA, and easily won his AG- he's back! Coach Dyce was in next for the team with a very solid 2:01, good enough for 6th OA. Finally, mountain man himself was back in action on the trails for H+P. He ran 2:12, good enough for 16th OA. Nice work boys!